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Old December 24th, 2007, 12:34 PM   #1
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MUMBAI | Waves | 80 fl | Pro

Waves -- Mumbai, India

New renderings and information as of August 6, 2011:

Sanjay Puri recently won a commendation for this building at the MIPIM (Marché International des Professionnels d'Immobilier) awards

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It’s still raining awards for Sanjay Puri Architects! Three of the firm’s Mumbai projects have won commendations at the 9th MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards 2011. The awards function was held on March 9, 2011, at Cannes with participation from 27 countries. Sanjay Puri Architects were the only firm globally to win commendations in three different categories from the eight categories that the awards are given in.

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Waves, an 80-storey residential project, won the third commendation for the Mumbai architect. The building derives its form from the outline of the crests of the waves of the sea. Linear undulating balconies run along the length of this residential building, offering unrestricted views of the sea. Fluid balcony decks traverse the length and extend out at upper levels to create sky gardens overlooking the sea. Here, the judges applauded the creation of landscaped spaces within the built form.








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The developers for this residential project required a mix of luxury apartments ranging from 150 sqm to 500 sqm. Based on the percentages it was decided to house them in 4 wings. The site has views of the sea on the South-West as well as the North-West, located almost on the coast line.

The different wings are arranged linearly traversing the site in a manner that creates a large garden space on the North-West, that is shielded by the building from the southern side thus allowing the garden to be used throughout the day as it gets indirect sunlight. Each of the apartments is planned to facilitate cross ventilation and the Southern face of the building is provided with vertical screen panels to reduce heat gain while the northern side has large glass windows.

The orientation of the buildings and all the apartments capitalizes on the sea view towards the North-West and every room in each apartment of this development gets an uninterrupted view of the ocean. Curvilinear balcony spaces front the entire North-Western side creating a transitory space between the inside of the apartment and the outside. The curvilinear balconies rippling along the entire length of the building along with the sky gardens create more elevated open spaces than the ground area covered by the building and thus the built form generates more landscaped space than its site. Rising up from 40 floors on the South-East to 80 floors on the South-West corner, the largest apartments occupy the corner with the best views of the sea. In addition to the large landscaped garden created within the site, the building is punctuated with 6 level high terrace gardens at the upper levels fronting the sea.

Slight rotation of angles in the balcony profiles ensures more natural light to them and the rooms within from the Northern side while simultaneously creating a partial area with increased protection, thus giving the users a choice of sitting more in the open, like a terrace, or in a more sheltered space that is yet outdoors. Waves is a residential development that is of a high density with the built-up area (126,000 Sq m) being five times the size of its plot (25,000 Sq m). The design creates landscaped spaces at the community level and at the individual level with its large podium garden, elevated sky gardens and individual balcony spaces orienting each apartment to face the sea towards the north making a building that responds to its site and the climate of its location effectively.

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One of India's up-and coming architects, Sanjay Puri, graduates into the big leagues with this beautiful residential skyscraper crowning one side of Mumbai's Worli seafront.

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The building form is derived from the outline of the crests of the waves of the sea. Linear undulating balconies traverse the length of this residential apartment building offering unrestricted views of the sea to each of the apartments.

Four blocks with apartments varying from 2000 sq.ft. to 6000 sq. ft are connected together rising from 40 storeys towards the land end up to 80 storeys towards the sea front. The fluid balcony decks that undulate along the length extend further out at upper levels to create sky gardens overlooking the sea.


The tower is significant not only because of its size, but its location. It will be built in Worli, one of Mumbai's most expensive neighborhoods, on a piece of land jutting out into the Indian Ocean that will soon be spanned Mumbai's massive Bandra-Worli Sealink project:


The sealink will literally go right beside the building, to be built on the peninsula jutting outward in the model below:


Here is a two month old picture of the sealink u/c. I've highlighted the area where the tower will come up:


What's also interesting is that the peninsula is literally a fishing village that Mumbai sort of grew around. There is incredible potential for redevelopment of the area in the next coming years, which the size and height of this tower attests to. Even now, there are 65 x 2, 45, 40, 38 x 2, 36, 35 x 3 and 30 storey buildings all under construction in virtually the same area, again on only a small fraction of the total redevelopable land. Also of note, at the end of the peninsula is Worli Fort, built by the British in 1675, which will soon be restored to its former glory.





The tower is Mumbai's third supertall tower to come out of nowhere in one year, and represents Mumbai's incredible potential now, finally, being realized.

Cheers,
Jai

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Old December 24th, 2007, 12:42 PM   #2
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Impressive shape . good for Mumbay
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Old December 24th, 2007, 12:45 PM   #3
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i like it, thoug i imagined an totally different design when i read the title
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Old December 24th, 2007, 02:13 PM   #4
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nice curves
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Old December 24th, 2007, 02:17 PM   #5
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What the hell is that !?

Huuuuuuuge.
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Old December 24th, 2007, 02:18 PM   #6
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it doesn't look like 300 m
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Old December 24th, 2007, 07:51 PM   #7
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Good for Mumbai, but I'm not a fan of this design. Too much is going on. Where does it say this will be a supertall? 80 floors doesn't necessarily mean 300 m...
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Old December 24th, 2007, 07:55 PM   #8
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80 floors + 2 storey podium with reported ceiling heights to be "higher than standard*" (which in India is 3.5 meters), I figure breaking the 1000 ft mark to be a reasonable estimate. If not, its pretty darn close anyway.

*Rumors of a massive sea-facing tower by Sanjay Puri have been going around for at least a year. In a number of articles in Constructionworld and other print media, he's stressed the need for high ceiling heights to maximize sea views and to gain FSI. So even assuming a conservative .25m increase per floor, it does breaks the 1000ft mark -- barely. I wish there were better height information available
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Old December 24th, 2007, 08:14 PM   #9
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Whatever the height ends up being, this is still an incredible design.
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Old December 24th, 2007, 11:08 PM   #10
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I'm wondering if the street level can be improved. It looks to be a concrete wall jutting up from the edge of the side-walk. I suspect it is to keep unwanted elements out, but that is just a horrible way to do it.

The building itself is rather cool. Note that the renderings you've shared are only from the narrow ends. It is actually quite wide from the other two sides - any pictures of what that looks like?

Why are there cars driving on the sidewalk? India has too many pedestrian deaths as it is!

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Old December 24th, 2007, 11:20 PM   #11
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Nice shape, good for Mumbai! But im not sure i like that wall towards the street too much.
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Old December 25th, 2007, 12:38 AM   #12
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I love the look of this project, but in all likelihood 80 floors means like 795-820 feet high as opposed to 984 feet or 300 meters.
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I don't like it. Seems too disjointed, theres nothing to tie the design together.
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Old December 25th, 2007, 01:55 AM   #14
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well it's....uh....interesting.
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Old December 25th, 2007, 10:14 AM   #15
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another nice tower for Mumbai's super-rich.
I hope it will look as strange when it is constructed.
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Old December 25th, 2007, 12:32 PM   #16
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impressive design!!
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Old December 25th, 2007, 01:16 PM   #17
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too much concrete but i like it nevertheless.
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I don't like it.It looks like a big wall.
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I'm wondering if the street level can be improved. It looks to be a concrete wall jutting up from the edge of the side-walk. I suspect it is to keep unwanted elements out, but that is just a horrible way to do it.

The building itself is rather cool. Note that the renderings you've shared are only from the narrow ends. It is actually quite wide from the other two sides - any pictures of what that looks like?

Why are there cars driving on the sidewalk? India has too many pedestrian deaths as it is!

Sorry for this Rendering but I think it has a design flaw, when an architect design a high rise residential building such as this, you have to consider the building weight, as per observation of this building, it seems you have a mini-Park?? for every 5 floors?...What is this... you did not use calculations or 3D design/ In the Philippines, we do't design this type of building, Sorry but we are more creative than your designs and for Safety considerations....
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Sanjay Puri is a rising star indeed! This is pretty nice!
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